Liverpool started well during the first match of the Premier League campaign but struggled in the consequent matches which made Jurgen Klopp rotate his players.
Naby Keita was dropped, while Jordan Henderson came in for the Guinean. Though the Reds were at their best in the first ten minutes when Sadio Mané netted his fourth goal of the season through Robertson and Roberto Firmino headed home in the last minutes of the first half.
A howler occurred from Alisson before Rachid Ghezzal added his name to the score sheet.
Yes, Liverpool bought new players but the reds showed lack of confidence as they were last season, the slow pace of the counter-attacking force could be due to the uncertainty brought into the midfield.
Henderson showed yet again why he shouldn’t be at the starting line up against Tottenham next week.
His connection with Virgil van Dijk was dreadful and the Netherlands defender was left with no choice than to pass to the goalkeeper before it led to the goal that ended their clean sheet.
Considering last season’s encounter against Tottenham: the reds were seen much behind the ball and Pochettino’s side were in full possession until Wanyama took advantage of Chamberlain’s unconsciousness to bring his team back level. they nearly took the lead before Harry Kane aimed at Karius in a missed penalty.
This means Klopp need to be quick in settling Fabinho into his team.
The £40 million signing was on the bench in the first match against West Ham but has failed to participate.
However, Klopp conceived that it would take little time for the Brazilian to adapt.
Considering Fabinho’s record last season in Monaco, he averaged 3.3 tackles and had the defensive mindset that helped his teammates get motivated to push higher up the pitch.
Klopp should do all it takes to add Fabinho sooner or rather than later.